*Disclaimer: Robert P. Russo CPA, PC has put together this guide from various resources that are publicly available to help address the many questions we are getting from our business owners. This is not a substitute for professional advice from an employment attorney. We recommend you seek out advice from your employment attorney.
The COVID-19 virus has made fast, drastic changes to how we live and work. State-mandated business closures are creating challenges and generating many questions on how to preserve business continuity during this period. On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which takes effect on April 2. The bill expanded paid sick leave and unemployment benefits, impacting employees and employers, among other provisions.
In an effort to help consolidate the various pieces of legislation and important information from the Department of Labor (DOL), we’ve created a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding unemployment insurance benefits, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the changes made by the FFCRA and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Frequently asked questions included in this document are: